kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Gotta admit, this was a drain pourer for me. In my opinion, this beer tries to be too much (fruity, coffee, hoppy, malty and sweet) and it fails miserably. I would drink warm Blatz before ordering another one of these.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmmmmmmm. Pours a deep reddisn brown, with a small lacework of head. Aroma is malty and a bit bready, with a touch of hops. Flavor is reminiscent of an english bitter, with a bit of roastiness and something earthy. Very nice. Carbonation is low, providing a smooth drinkability and demanding another pint.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One would believe right off the bat that this would be leaps and bounds above Killians, well not really. Its very similar. Apperance is a little darker red to brown, faint head, probably more of a malty taste but still has a thin mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good Irish red but really only a hair above Killians.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Color is a very dark red with almost no head. Flavor is indstanatly thin with a small amount of hops flavor. This is followed by a very small amount of malt flavor. Overall it's just tooo watery for my liking.
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap-pretty boring brew i must say. Being a hophead, im not into very malty brews. this one is all malt-i could not detect a hop in this one. overall, just plain boring.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red color with a medium head. Malt aroma with hints of apples. Nice crisp roasted malt taste with some caramel maybe even some vanilla. Finished dry and developed a sour aftertaste toward end of glass.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown in color, tan head. Malty sweet nose. Medium to thin bodied, has a malty, somewhat caramel taste.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep deep red color, with slightly oxidized hop aroma. Flavor -- malt is weak and watery, along with the funky slightly oxidized hop aroma equals a very forgettable beer.
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, with only a red shine. darkish head, lacy. Nose gives milk chocolate, like a sweet stout. Taste - this is like watered-down sweet stout. Flavour is certainly caramelmalts, very outspokenly. Daring taste, but I'd liked some hops. Very light-bodied, however, the coloured malts gives some mouthfeel. No new aftertaste. I'm surprised by this beer - it has a character I can't place. I'm even not certain whether I like it or not.
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red appearance with a thin but heavily lacing head. A little thin on the palate - but a nice aftertaste. Detect a bit of caramel as the commercial description indicates. Aroma - not very strong - or distinct. Overall, an enjoyable beer - a bit complex - but have only had one other of the style - so hard to tell if this is a good representation.